Excel Soccer Academy Girls Technical Director
Coach Barb Chura is one of the most respected coaching names in Arizona with a wide range of experience at many different skill levels.
She started out playing soccer at a young age and went on to play at the University of Connecticut. Coach Barb was captain of the Huskies during their run to the Final Four in 1990.
She then transitioned to coaching, which took her to Texas Tech University, James Madison University and University of Notre Dame.
At the club level in soccer, Coach Barb has more than 15 years of experience with stops at Cisco, Southbank, Sereno, Ahwatukee and the Utah Royals DPL team. In that time, she has led her teams to five State Cups.
Coach Barb is currently the head coach of the girls’ varsity soccer team at Xavier College Preparatory High School.